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GH's Tequan Richmond Cast In Major Role in New Showtime Drama Pilot!

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While TJ has been in story of late on General Hospital, now comes news that actor Tequan Richmond has been in cast in a very promising pilot for a new series for Showtime!

According to Deadline, the untitled hourlong drama is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death.  The pilot will film in Chicago later this year.

Tequan will play Emmett, an attractive, young African-American teen who believes his sexual prowess is what defines him. But there are consequences, as he has fathered three children by three different women. However, his attitude about what it means to be a man will be challenged when he’s forced to raise one.

Under the Dome’s Aisha Hines will play the role of is Jada, Emmett’s young, single mother. Jada is strong, smart, a survivor, with a surprising mix of honesty, anger, humor and love.

What do you think of Tequan’s new role?  Share your thoughts below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maybe that means he is FINALLY leaving and we can be rid of TJ for good! The character never clicked, and I never felt the role should’ve been recast in the first place; it shouldn’t been written out forever ago.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I say YAY to cable for this…I want NUDE scenes…WOOHOOOOOO

SZima
SZima

I’m with you Scott. The TJ character is not needed. I think Tequan is talented and I’m happy for him getting this opportunity, but I’ve never cared for TJ.

RE: the new character he’s playing…
The kid is 22 years old in real life) and he’s fathered 3 kids with 3 women? Has a young, angry, single mother? Really?

Stereotyping much?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like this kid. Great opportunity for him. I would, though, be disappointed if he was recast on GH. His character seems to be regretting more airtime and he’s so likeable! Be interesting to see him on Showtime’s

rebecca1
rebecca1

Auto correct needs spell check! Getting more airtime…not regretting! And…interesting to see him in such a different role…He plays such an innocent on GH.

elm51
elm51

i am so happy for tequan – i have watched him since he was on everybody hates chris – i hope the pilot get picked up…………………….

su0000
su0000

Tequan is very talented, he will go far.
It is a very good and exciting for him to spread his wings and fly..
GH is a nation of excellent talent, the best actors by far.
I can understand how some have been offered to move on and out of a soap into the big time.

I hope he will stay on with GH as recurring.

Reagan
Reagan

I know this is great news for the actor but I hate to see him off of GH. I’m glad they have been using him more. Hope he doesn’t get written off via being killed.

Virginia
Virginia

I agree w/suOOOO & Reagan. Let’s keep our fingers crossed

Paul
Paul

I wish the actor the best. However, I hope this signals the end of the TJ character. There are many more interesting characters that have been sidelined and the actors moved to recurring while this character remained with nothing interesting to do or say.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Fathered 3 children by 3 different women…hmm…did someone read my nephews bio…lol

su0000
su0000

Jinh !
You are living in a soap opera!
howzit goin in there ??

Timmm
Timmm

I didnt know he played in the NFL!

aria
aria

isn’t he a contract player on GH? he must have an out if he gets a pilot or something it just doesn’t make sense for contract players to try an book other tv shows unless its like a guest starting role, but lead on a pontential show? oh well, its not like the show utilize him a lot, like always the show under utilize him while he was on contract, so good for him…

Timmm
Timmm

No way was he on contract!

Fanny
Fanny

Nooooooooooooooooo way!

Aria
Aria

Way, his face appears in opening credits and only contract players appear!

Shay
Shay

Timmm….You wouldn’t believe some of the GH players on contract! Many are real headscratchers….hardly star material. Check out the list on IMDb

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Good for him! Get out before the casting couch is full of ex-soap stars.

Belle
Belle

T.J.’s character is growing on me. However, I never understood how he hated his mother because she’s been undercover ; yet, he’s crazy about Sonny! Help me understand that reasoning.

Timmm
Timmm

Good luck. Now moving on. Perfect time to recast and age TJ.

Fanny
Fanny

Exactly…

Tony
Tony

I’m glad that he’s getting a lead role in a new series but I hope that ABC doesn’t kill him off of GH. I think he’s good for the show, myself. One character, however, that I never thought worked out was the character of, “Rafe”, who ABC seemed to kill off pretty quickly.

And, I was watching GH this afternoon during a hospital scene with “Carly” & “Sonny” and he actually made a blooper during the scene! He’s supposed to be totally out of it and heavily medicated since he got “shot”, right? Well, this afternoon Carly was talking to his character and, honestly, I saw him blink his eyes when he’s supposed to be acting like he’s in a coma or heavily medicated.

My Mom/Dad & I all thought that was kinda funny. LOL!

Speaking of “bloopers” & “blooper reels”, I really miss shows like that on television these days….

tlove
tlove

Possibly a recast for TJ (aged). I thought i read somewhere that he was in his twenties. However info came from soap twitter so I don’t know how reliable any news would be. Either some kin to Val or Jordan?

Leading lady- hmmm Sam? Wishful thinking on my part
Elizabeth has her hands and arms full. Not Carly. I don’t see him being for Anna.
Is Sonny going to be bitter and push Carly away if he is indeed going to be paralyzed? Maybe Carly but her go to has always been Sonny when shes afraid or excited. So again not Carly.
Is Hayden considered a leading lady? Don’t know what the Writers have in store once she learns Nik tried to kill her? But i want her with Nik in spite of it. They could laugh about it over coffee after they get married. Private joke between married ppl.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You gave me a great idea…
Could be a Quartermaine about whom no one is aware. Is that possible? Justus Ward’s son? Perhaps he’a half brother of Valerie, tlove. That is, if Patricia had Valerie with Justus…hey, big mystery-story could come out of this, yes?

tlove
tlove

Yes. That is possible. It will tie Valerie in more to PC. Bringing in the extended Quatarmaine family-i believe i read somewhere that they were doing that?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@tlove.
Hi,
I haven’t read that anywhere…it may be true. But a few months ago, when Valerie joined the cast, we were all speculating what the motive for Valerie staying on was; and, to whom she could be connected, that is, what core family. I believe Rose and I had a discussion on this very subject, that is Valerie’s paternity. Rose had proposed that Patricia could have had Valerie with Justus. So, that possibility never left my mind.

janet
janet

How he gets killed. jumps in front of Sonny, maybe Michael will get his head examined and remember why he took Avery away from the danger that’s living with the mob. before anyone gets the idea I mean the actor. I mean the character. I feel for Jordan but maybe he could jump in front of her instead .A bullet meant for Sonny. Good Luck Tequan. He can act.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

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Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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